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Ethiopia: Dire Dawa plans to strike despite lull in street protests

ESAT News (January 29, 2019) Organizers said there will be a strike by workers in Dire Dawa starting Wednesday to demand the release of hundreds of residents detained in the week long protest. On Friday, the national defense forces were deployed to the city to bring calm and order. One person was killed in a mob attack today and clashes ...

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    Ethiopia: Protest continues in Dire Dawa as army warns of consequences of violence

    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 25, 2019) Street protest by residents of Dire Dawa entered its fourth day with protesters calling for the mayor to step down. Residents blocked roads with burning tyres and rocks in several subdivisions of the city. Some residents who spoke to ESAT said they could hear sporadic gunfire in the city. The eastern command ...

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      Ethiopia: Afaris continue protests against local govt

      by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (October 29, 2018) Towns in the Afar region of northern Ethiopia have continued protests against the local government demanding reforms and respect for human rights. Several people were reportedly injured yesterday in the regional capital Semera and Rahile town when security forces attempted to disperse crowds. At least ten people were injured when security forces ...

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        Protest, detention continues in Northern Ethiopia

        ESAT News (October 25, 2018) Protests continued for the fifth day in the towns of Alamata, Qobo and Mohny, towns predominantly Amhara but under the administration of the Tigray region. The residents in these northern towns have been protesting the forceful takeover and redrawing of their boundary by the Tigray region. On Sunday, security forces of the Tigray region shot ...

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          Ethiopia: Tigray special police killed five in Alamata

          by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (October 22, 2018) Tigray region special police have killed five residents of Alamata, a town sitting 470 miles north of the capital Addis Ababa on the route to the regional capital Mekele. The people of Raya have been voicing their demand on the status of their administration which is under the Tigray region. They say ...

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            Protesters in Afar demand release of political prisoners, fair share of resources

            by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (June 8, 2018) Residents of towns in Afar region took to the streets demanding the release of political prisoners and objecting interference by the neighboring Tigray region in the affairs of the Afaris. Video received by ESAT show police firing shots as demonstrators chant slogans denouncing the regional government. It was not clear if there ...

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              Ethiopia: Mizan Teferi protests unfair distribution of resources

              ESAT News (may 22, 2018) Residents of Mizan Teferi in Southwestern Ethiopia have taken to the streets to denounce what they called the unfair distribution of resources and to demand that the youth be given access to resources to curb the growing unemployment. They were however met with federal and military forces whom the residents said carried out beatings and ...

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                Security forces kill eleven protesters in Somali region of Ethiopia

                ESAT News (May 16, 2018) Somali region Liyou police and militia in Eastern Ethiopia have shot and killed eleven people yesterday as protest against the regional president and his administration intensified. The killings took place in the towns of Bussa and Lagahida in Fiik zone. Nine of the victims are women. Three members of one family were also among the ...

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                  Security forces hang and kill woman as protest intensified in Somali region of Ethiopia

                  ESAT News (May 11, 2018) Towns in the Somali region of Eastern Ethiopia continued protest against the regional administration led by Abdi Illey, as his forces, the Liyou Police hung and killed a woman in Kebri Dahar. Taysir Mohammed was an activist and a representative of Women in Kabri Dahar. His uncle is one of the hundred elders who were ...

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                    Dozens detained in Somali region of Ethiopia

                    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (May 9, 2018) Over 150 people have reportedly been detained in the Somali region of Ethiopia as protest against the regional administration intensified all across the region. The detainees include two Sultans, who are revered in the community. Residents of the Somali region in Eastern Ethiopia have been protesting the administration of regional president Abdi ...

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